By Douglas Kent 911 Irene Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149
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Welcome to the latest issue of Eternal Sunshine. One game left and then we’re done.
Just to clarify, Jim Burgess is STILL doing The Abyssinian Prince (TAP) but I don’t include it with ES any longer because only a few people read this zine now. He’s looking for some Dip players; if you’re interested contact him. He also has a new BPD/BAPD game coming soon, and maybe more Kendo.
See you in July. But first, here is some LONG overdue greatest album stuff from Dick Martin. Enjoy!
Richard Martin - i'm clearing out my draft email folder and came across this little gem hanging around since march 2016 - the rest of my album selections for your best of list. some obvious (rumours, slim shady) and some not (eden alley, out of the cradle, bikini red). out of laziness/indecision i haven't reduced it to the ten per decade criteria. oh well, the time has passed for it anyways. do with it as you will. :)
(aside - four of my all time top five are listed and are all from the 70s (technically i think london calling came out in december 79, revolver was in 1966 as the fifth) though i am much more inclined to listen to the 80s stuff than any others, with probably the 50s next most)
1970 abraxas - santana
1971 tapestry - carole king
1972 machine head - deep purple
1973 band on the run - paul mccartney
1973 quadrophenia - the who
1975 physical grafitti - led zeppelin
1975 born to run - bruce springsteen
1975 blood on the tracks - bob dylan
1975 a night at the opera - queen
1975 siren - roxy music
1975 gratitude - earth wind & fire
1976 station to station - david bowie
1976 silk degrees - boz scaggs
1977 fleetwood mac - rumours
1978 the cars
1978 rocket to russia - ramones
1978 q: are we not men? a: we are devo! - devo
1978 easter - patti smith
1978 van halen
1978 briefcase full of blues - blues brothers
1979 off the wall - michael jackson
1979 flag - james taylor
1980 back in black - ac/dc
1980 remain in light - talking heads
1980 making movies - dire straits
1980 get happy - elvis costello
1980 london calling - the clash
1980 all shook up - cheap trick
1980/1981 los angeles/wild gift - x
1983 power corruption & lies - new order
1984 steeltown - big country
1985 hard line - the blasters
1985 nervous night - hooters
1985 katrina & the waves
1985 tales of the new west - beat farmers
1985 this is big audio dynamite - big audio dynamite
1986 bo-day-shus!!! - mojo nixon
1986 home of the brave - laurie anderson
1986 life's rich pageant - rem
1986 london 0 hull 4 - housemartins
1987 sign o the times - prince
1987 bikini red - screaming blue messiahs
1988 land of dreams - randy newman
1988 the innocents - erasure
1988 eden alley - timbuk 3
1988 mona lisa's sister - graham parker
1989 spin the world - royal crescent mob
1989 cosmic thing - b52s
1989 disintegration - cure
1989 automatic - jesus & mary chain
1990 beau jocque??
1990 violator - depeche mode
1990 recycler - zz top
1990 fear of a black planet - public enemy
1991 nevermind - nirvana
1991 achtung baby - u2
1992 out of the cradle - lindsey buckingham
1992 new miserable experience - gin blossoms
1992 between 10th and 11th - charlatans uk
1993 songs from the rain - hothouse flowers
1995 post - bjork
1996 road to ensenada - lyle lovett
1998 supposed former infatuation junkie - alannis morrissette
1999 battle of los angeles - rage against the machine
1999 slim shady lp - eminem
1999 velvet touch of los straitjackets - los straitjackets
2000 crossing muddy waters - john hiatt
2002 the rising - bruce springsteen
2002 the big come up - black keys
2003 fever to tell - yeah yeah yeahs
2003 train home - chris smither
2004 ashgrove - dave alvin
2004 american idiot - green day
2005 guero - beck
2007 icky thump - white stripes
2008 the hard way - james hunter
2012 moving up living down - eric hutchinson
Diplomacy, “Milk and Trash”, 2015A, F 12
Austria (Jack McHugh – jwmchughjr “of” gmail.com): A Ankara – Constantinople,
A Bulgaria Supports A Ankara – Constantinople, F Eastern Mediterranean Hold,
A Greece Supports A Ankara - Constantinople (*Fails*), A Rumania Hold, A Silesia – Bohemia,
A Smyrna Supports A Ankara – Constantinople, A Trieste Supports A Venice (*Cut*),
A Venice Supports A Trieste (*Dislodged*, retreat to Apulia or OTB), A
Vienna - Tyrolia (*Fails*).
England (Mark Firth – mogcate “of” me.com): F Adriatic Sea - Trieste (*Fails*), F Baltic Sea – Sweden,
A Denmark Supports F Baltic Sea – Sweden, F English Channel - North Sea, F Gulf of Lyon - Spain(sc),
F Ionian Sea - Eastern Mediterranean (*Fails*), A Livonia Supports A Moscow – Warsaw, A Moscow – Warsaw,
F Naples Supports F Tyrrhenian Sea - Ionian Sea (*Fails*), F North Sea – Holland,
F Tyrrhenian Sea - Ionian Sea (*Fails*).
Germany (Jim Burgess – jfburgess “of” gmail.com): A Berlin – Silesia, F Gulf of Bothnia - St Petersburg(sc),
A Kiel – Ruhr, A Marseilles – Piedmont, A Munich Supports A Berlin – Silesia,
A Prussia Supports A Moscow – Warsaw, A Rome Supports A Tuscany – Venice, A Tuscany – Venice,
A Tyrolia Supports F Adriatic Sea - Trieste (*Cut*), A Ukraine - Rumania (*Fails*).
Italy (John Biehl –
jerbil “of” shaw.ca): Disband A Venice..
F Constantinople Hold (*Dislodged*).
Russia (Kevin Wilson
– ckevinw “of” comcast.net):
Supports A Ukraine - Moscow (*Dislodged*).
Deadline for W 12/S 13 is June 27th at 7am my time
Supply Center Chart
Austria: Ankara, Budapest, Bulgaria, Constantinople, Greece, Rumania, Serbia, Sevastopol,
Smyrna, Trieste, Vienna=11, Build 1 or Build 2 (but only room for 1 if retreats OTB)
England: Brest, Denmark, Edinburgh, Holland, Liverpool, London, Naples,
Norway, Spain, Sweden, Tunis, Warsaw=12, Build 1
Germany: Belgium, Berlin, Kiel, Marseilles, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Portugal,
Rome, St Petersburg, Venice=11, Build 1
Italy: None=0, OUT!
Russia: None=0, OUT!
(BOOB to BIEHL): Yes, you had a tougher time with Jack than I had with Mark, but I suspect that was more about YOU!
(JIM-BOB to MY PAL JACK): Yeah, Jack, it was tough, but you never were in a position where working with you made any sense, now the ways are looking clear to get to the end. I hope we can get it there...
(JIM-BOB to MARK FIRTH): We both have had MORE than our share of medical problems this game. My 2.5 years of cancer fighting pretty much has paralleled the precise time of this game [fearless Doug GM, when did we start? I was diagnosed at the end of February, 2015]. Fighting the tactics in this game has been equally rewarding!!!
GM – Jim-Bob: February 2015 is when we started this thing…so close.
(GER -- ITA): I could NEVER have said I "always play to win" since I have some VERY famous two-way draws and other game endings. I've far more often been accused (like you are doing) of NOT playing for solos.
(BOOB to DOUG ON MY BACK): I actually was quite happy with my first back surgery, which was very extensive, took a long recovery time but worked. I think it set me up for what's happening now. BUT, no way (me and my back surgeon and oncologist have said) do I want a SECOND back surgery. Much too much back surgery definitely is done out there, but I have a good surgeon who tells you when it isn't warranted.